6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 20, 2014

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  1. Long Road To Logistics Fourth Node For Jamaica. As Jamaica pushes to become the fourth node among global logistics hubs, it has considerable distance to cover before it can be ranked anywhere near logistics leader Singapore… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. INDECOM Faces Secrecy Door. A Gordon House committee yesterday agreed to allow the military to withhold certain information from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) on the grounds that its release could impact national security… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Anti-Gang Law Ignores Plight Of Women And Children – Grange. Central St Catherine Member of Parliament Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says she is not comfortable, as the anti-gang legislation does not capture the disturbing reality that in Jamaica, women and children are increasingly being targeted by gunmen… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Behind The Quakes – Authorities Urged To Begin Preparations For New Building Code. While Jamaica nears the end of its 106-year wait for a new legal building code, there is still work to be done to ensure it succeeds in boosting the island’s earthquake readiness… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica’s Population May Not Reach 3 Million. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has said Jamaica’s population is not likely to exceed three million, based on reductions in the current fertility rates, high external migration, and declining mortality… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Embarrassing! Windies Lose T20 Clash By Six Wickets To Minnows Ireland. Nonchalant batting was the order of the day for the West Indies, who went down to a shocking six-wicket defeat to Ireland in the opening game of their two-match Twenty20 International series at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com